France's Ambassador to Macedonia, Charles Thimonier, haughty and controversial in his own right, has despite having previous knowledge about a controversial ethnic Albanian nationalist politician Nevzat Bejta who has built a number of World War II Albanian Nazi collaborator statues in Macedonia, still brazenly met with him recently.
Mr Thimonier (centre) is photographed with Bejta (on the right of the photo) having friendly conversations over drinks recently. This was posted on the French Embassy social media page.
Mr Thimonier was contacted by TEAM UZUNOV blog in 2018 over the WWII Albanian Nazi collaborator statues built in Macedonia by Albanian nationalist politician Nevzat Bejta. Mr Thimonier after six weeks of receiving our media query responded that now was not the time to answer. - see link to story here
Mr Nevzat Bejta has built two World War II Albanian Nazi collaborator statues in Macedonia during his tenure as the Mayor of Gostivar, a predominately ethnic Albanian town in the west of Macedonia.
One of the statues is to Xhem Hasa Gostivari, who according to British wartime accounts, was a proven Nazi collaborator in Macedonia and Albanian during World War II. see link for more on Albanian Nazi collaborator statues in Macedonia